Thursday, April 26, 2012

“Sugar baby” Dark Foal Laying down, Watercolor by Debbie Flood

 

Sugar baby Large Web view

Sugar baby is a 15 x 22 inches, watercolor, $1,400.00

Isn’t he the cutest little bundle of joy you’ve ever seen?

I’m playing and toying with the idea of No Backgrounds! Leaving the crisp clean natural white of the paper. I love the look of bright light, that it gives.

With this look, your eyes stay on the foal, and you are able to study his details and colors. For a little something to anchor him to the ground, I’ve included hints of grass sprigs, pebbles and a little cactus plant.

This has been a very popular painting, so I will be having Limited Edition Prints made of him. I’m now accepting pre-orders for a print run of 50. Hand signed and numbered. These prints will be the same size as the original at 15 x 22 inches, with a 1 inch white border on velvet watercolor paper. $100.00 plus shipping. Contact Debbie Flood at debflood@debfloodart.com thank you.

~Debbie Flood

http://www.debfloodart.com

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Several Equine-Western Watercolors Finished, by Debbie Flood

Easy rider Large Web view

Easy rider, 29 x 22 inches on 300lb Arches Paper, $2,500.00

Yes, I’ve been painting, painting, painting, still! I’m working on getting a hefty amount of large works done for 2013’s Solo Museum Exhibit, in El Paso, Texas. I think I will be able to do it!

Above is the finished Watercolor of Easy rider. I really like how this painting stayed on the loose side of painting, yet the rider is more detailed. And the colors blend and mix and sit side by side, so well. I’m pretty proud of this work.

The trail gone stone cold Medium Web view

Trail gone stone cold 15 x 18 Watercolor $1,400.00

This painting, above, shows the outcropping of rocks and boulders that I photographed in Prescott, Arizona in 2011. I loved these rocks! The horse and rider, I photographed here in Maine, several years ago. I changed the dark horse to a Paint. I also researched rifles and saddle bags, and added those two elements to the horse and rider. I really enjoyed creating this work of art.

Learnin the ropes Medium Web view

Learnin’ the ropes 16 x 12 Inches, Watercolor on 300lb Arches Paper. $1,200.00

I’ve finally declared Learnin’ the ropes, finished! This painting I created from my horse back ride experience in Sedona, Arizona in 2011. After the ride, we had an awesome Cowboy breakfast, and then learned how to catch a bale of hay with the ropes that are used for real roping. I was amazed at how heavy and stiff those ropes are. My Cowgirl hat is off to all the Cowboys and Cowgirls who can actually use these ropes on horse back, going after the cattle! Wow!

I especially enjoyed painting the landscape behind the cowgirl in the painting above. I loved the land out there in the wild west.

Thank you for stopping by and taking a peak at my new works. I’ll be posting a separate blog entry, of the works I still have in progress, soon.

Have a great week!

~Debbie Flood

http://www.debfloodar.com

Sunday, April 15, 2012

A Rising Star

 would just like to let ye know that my solo show opening went pretty well... had quite a few red dots on the wall even before the doors opened... and plenty of interest in the remaining pieces, so fingers crossed for a sell out show..a rare occurence in recession bound Ireland..but well, far be it from me to bang on about negitivity.. its all good.. I left a job to paint full time in the middle of a recession, i opened a solo show on fri 13th...lol.. and I have the title for my next solo show.. Only Foals and Horses :)

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Thomas Allen Pauly's "Gates Open, They're Racing" Featured in Museum Exhibit

 April 7, 2012, Thomas Allen Pauly, Equine Artist ...Gates Open, They're Racing is the title of Thomas Allen Pauly's 5' x 12' triptych oil painting that will be featured in The National Art Museum of Sport's latest art exhibit, Speed and Motion: Racing to the Finish Line (April 20 - Sept)....The museum show will feature over thirty paintings, sculptures, photographs and installations from many of the top sport artists in the world. Speed and Motion: Racing to the Finish Line will showcase the car racing, motorcycle racing, kayak racing, horse racing, bicycle racing, running, swimming and triathlons. Each piece boldly exemplifies speed and motion. The Opening Night event is on Thursday, May 23, from 5:30-7:30pm...The National Art Museum of Sport (NAMOS) was founded in 1959 and is located in Indianapolis on University Place which is on the campus of Indiana University - Purdue University..... http://www.namos.iupui.edu/home

Ben

just in case you guys thought I had been slacking off.. let me put your minds at ease...  have been putting the finishing touches to 22 pieces for the past few days, so I thought it might be a bit of a distraction to start some new work.. but I shall be back in the studio next week, where I hope to start some new, big and very interesting pieces. in the meantime though, heres one I did earlier... Ben.. a Lusitano :)... oil on canvas 30"x40"
to see the photos of my upcoming solo show...like me.. err..well, like my page.. Tony O Connor - Equine Art

Friday, April 6, 2012

By Two Lengths

By Two Lengths

By Two Lengths is the first of my two entries for this years juried Inglis Equine Art Prize.

Originally I was going to include a field of race horses but decided the power and majesty of this fellow was all that was needed.

By Two Lengths is drawn on black canson pastel paper.

By Two Lengths

20" x 27"

pastel

$2500.00 framed

Catherin McMillan

Commissions welcome
original artwork for sale

Gift vouchers available
Payment plan offered

Pay pal accepted

Thursday, April 5, 2012

WILD ANTICIPATION for Thomas Allen Pauly's Triptych Unveiling

Even one of my horses in my 5' x 12' oil painting has WILD ANTICIPATION for the unveiling of my triptych tomorrow, which was invited into The National Art Museum of Sport's "Speed and Motion: Racing to the Finish Line" Art Exhibit ... The "Unveiling" will be on my Facebook page on April 6...

The Horses are all Lined up in the Gate Waiting for the Bell

The Horses are all Lined up in the Gate Waiting for the Bell
 Only 1 Day left to the unveiling of my 5' x 12' triptych oil painting for The National Art Museum of Sport's "Speed and Motion: Racing to the Finish Line" exhibit...The "Unveiling" will be on my Facebook page on April 6...The National Art Museum of Sport (NAMOS) was founded in 1959 and is located in Indianapolis on University Place which is on the campus of Indiana University - Purdue University. I will have more info on the exhibit and the opening party on April 6. It should be a great show.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Just 2 Days Left to the Unveiling of my 5' x 12' Triptych Oil Painting

The Horses and Jockeys are Now in the Gate ...
 Just 2 Days left to the unveiling of my 5' x 12' triptych oil painting for The National Art Museum of Sport's "Speed and Motion: Racing to the Finish Line" exhibit...The "Unveiling" will be on my Facebook page on April 6...The National Art Museum of Sport (NAMOS) was founded in 1959 and is located in Indianapolis on University Place which is on the campus of Indiana University - Purdue University. I will have more info on the exhibit and the opening party on April 6. It should be a great show.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Making use of a down day


Haven't been feeling too well these past two days, so I spent the time painting when usually I'd be outdoors playing with the horses and hoping that the relaxation of creation would help to heal me, and walla! I do feel better! A red sky at night was a harbinger of good weather to a sailor, and what sailor doesn't dream of finding gold in whatever form it may come, through hard work or grand luck. In this painting the golden horse feels fortunate since the sky foretells goodness to come. Called "Sailors Delight", this 16"x20" is done in acrylic, An attractive piece deserving of a fine gold frame and displayed proudly making this painting a message of better time ahead.